Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. (GAIT)
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE



Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. (GAIT)
14515 Chrisman Hill Dr
BOYDS, MD 20841
Phone: 240-720-4545

EIN: 81-3550579
Founded: 2016
Profile Last Updated August 15, 2020

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Effective Date
May 31, 2020

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Awarded Annually
Effective Date: May 31, 2020
Last Updated: October 15, 2020

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
GAIT, Inc. facilitates the rescue of gaited horses and other at risk equines from slaughter, abuse and neglect.

Our organization provides programs involved with equine rescue & adoption
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED FOR or were HOUSED AND CARED FOR during 2020: 3
     1. Starry Night Stables
     2. Denise Parsons
     3. Foster Facilities
Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities: Our organization uses foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities which adhere to all the policies, procedures and practices of our organization

Summary of organization's goals, strategies to achieve the goals, accomplishments, and capabilities to meet the goals, including its long-term plans to sustain its programs:
Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. (also known as GAIT, Inc.) has been formed to meet an ever growing demand for the gaited horse breeds and other equines who have become in danger of being shipped to slaughter, are in the hands of neglectful owners or other equines needing safe harbor and rehoming. GAIT, Inc. will serve as both a direct rescue for horses as well as a resource for educating others on the care and training of the gaited breeds and horses in general. In addition, we will educate the public about the issues of slaughter and auction pipelines as well as how the gaited horse can be used successfully as pleasure and versatility mounts via public exhibitions, fairs, expos and other similar venues. GAIT, Inc. will act as consultants doing evaluations, video and/or as networking facilitators for private owners as well as other rescues and non-profits that may not have experience with the gaited breeds, but who have taken gaited breeds into their rescue programs.

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     VISION STATEMENT
     Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. (also known as GAIT, Inc.) has been formed to meet an ever growing demand for the gaited horse breeds and other equines who have become in danger of being shipped to slaughter or are in the hands of neglectful owners. GAIT, Inc. will serve as both a direct rescue for horses as well as a resource for educating others on the care and training of the gaited breeds and horses in general. In addition, we will educate the public about the issues of slaughter and auction pipelines as well as how the gaited horse can be used successfully as pleasure and versatility mounts via public exhibitions, fairs, expos and other similar venues. GAIT, Inc. will act as consultants doing evaluations, video and/or as networking facilitators for private owners as well as other rescues and non-profits that may not have experience with the gaited breeds, but who have taken gaited breeds into their rescue programs.
     
     ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
     GAIT, Inc. focuses on rescue of horses in need, rehabilitation of those horses and retraining when needed.
     
     When an at-risk horse or one in need of safe haven is identified, if resource allow us to add additional horses to the rescue, we then accept the responsibility for that horse. If the horse is coming to us as an owner Surrender, a contract is signed relinquishing ownership and full responsibility to GAIT, Inc. once custody of the horse is gained by a GAIT, Inc. representative. Fundraising may be done simultaneously, we attempt to fund raise for first 30-day expenses, but we carry a contingency fund that allows for the full care of all horses in the program in the event that funds can't be raised. Intake photos are done and we document intake date and any current health records. If the horse is coming from a source where possible interaction with sick horses or infectious environment like sale barns or auctions, the horse is properly quarantined at a farm set up to do proper bio-security.
     
     The next step is rehab, many horses that come to GAIT, Inc. are otherwise healthy horses who may have been had routine maintenance neglected or been exposed to other horses who could carry infectious disease. Any illness is treated as needed. In some cases, horses come to GAIT, Inc. who are unsound or underweight. Those horses are seen by a vet, baseline blood work is done for underweight horses, any unsoundness or obvious health issues are evaluated by a licensed veterinarian. Minor health problems are evaluated by experienced rehab care takers and are treated, often with consultation by phone with one of the veterinarians that we hire. Any horse that shows stress, weight loss or otherwise unthrifty are treated for ulcers. They are all fed a well-balanced forage first quality diet - many gaited horses are prone to metabolic issues, so we use low-sugar, low-starch feeds. We follow Refeeding Protocols in cases of extreme emaciation before we begin feeding any processed feeds.
     
     During the rehab phase (assuming the horse is not in quarantine - the following procedures happen after quarantine unless medically necessary during quarantine), we have certified equine dentists perform necessary dental exam, floats and take care of any other dental issues identified. We have our farrier trim feet - sometimes several trims are needed in order to return horses to a good balanced state, if any thrush is identified on intake, it's treated with Today or a similar product. If White Line disease is identified on intake, we do a thorough Cleantrax soak. For those needing weight, they are fed 3-4x per day, given probiotics, wormed when safe to do so. All horses have free choice hay and/or pasture available at all times, those needing weight gain also receive alfalfa during the rehab process. Since gaited horses in general are "easy keepers" alfalfa is rarely needed beyond the initial rehab phase. If we have no medical records, we have a vet administer core vaccines and if no coggins has been done, we have that pulled (we pull coggins while horses are still in quarantine if applicable).
     
     Once horses have been rehabbed assuming they are sound, we begin the evaluation process for rehoming. We start with assessing them in a herd dynamic. We are able to shift horses into different living situations to allow for them to adjust with the least amount of stress. We use a turn out with shelter as a baseline, but have stalls available for all horses should more intense care be required. Herd assessment is important as part of the evaluation process as we need to understand what type of home will be best for these horses when they go to a new adopter. Does our horse need a quiet herd, a small herd, no mares for a gelding, do they get overly attached to a single horse or are they more of a loner. Are they middle of the pack, low guy that will need extra care to make sure they have access to available forage, etc.
     
     The next step of the evaluation process, which is started during the rehab phase is to figure out how this horse deals with routine maintenance and daily life in the hands of humans. Are they fearful of strangers, men, dogs, farm vehicles, etc. Do they cross tie, are they good for the vet, farrier, equine dentist. Do they tolerate worming, can you handle all of their body parts, pick up feet, comb mane, tail, check udders on mares, etc. Any holes in the above create a to-do list for training for that horse before being adopted. Next we assess their knowledge of ground work, we want all of our horses to have basic ground work before they go to new homes so that they can be handled by the "average" horse owner. Again, any holes in basic ground work is addressed with training. If we find the horse's ground work to be poor, that training is then lengthened and more thorough ground work training is done before we move on to riding evaluation.
     
     Riding evaluation is then the next step for all of our sound horses. Only after they have passed the basic living and ground work evaluation do we move onto the riding phase. If at any time during our riding evaluation we discover issues that an "average" rider would not be able to address, we do training to help the horse through whatever situation they show a lack of knowledge in. Because we work with gaited horses almost exclusively, pleasure riding and trails are the goal for all of our horses. During the riding evaluation we look to find where our horses will be most successful. The calm horse may make a wonderful riding partner for a senior or novice rider. The more forward horse will be steered in a direction that utilizes their willingness for adventure as perhaps a CTR or Distance Riding horse or with a more experienced rider that puts lots of trail miles on horses. For horses we find to be overly forward, we work on teaching them to calm and relax. We start in the ring and when we feel comfortable that the "average rider" can handle this horse in the ring, we move on to trails. Depending on how the horse responds to the trails and the challenges of the multi use trails in our area like bikers, dogs, hikers even traffic, we then do additional evaluation to determine how this horse would react when ridden alone, when ridden with groups, how they are in the lead, middle, behind. Any holes in any of the riding tests are met with training.
     
     Once our evaluation is complete, we then have enough knowledge to be successful in matching horse to adopter. In almost all cases, we require adopters to come and try horses they are interested in after reviewing our adoption application & phone interview. We try to narrow down which horses we feel will be the best fit for that adopter. This helps us minimize risk to rider or horse. In most circumstances, by the time the potential adopter steps foot on the farm, we usually have a good match for horse and rider. This also minimizes the workload on the trainers and exercise riders working for GAIT, Inc. It is our goal to get it right and to get horses into safe and appropriate homes.
     
     On the occasion that a horse comes into GAIT, Inc. that will never be riding sound, they either remain at at GAIT, Inc. boarding barn or we attempt to find fosters for those horses where they can live out their natural lives as long as they are pasture sound. While we are not focused as a sanctuary, we do take responsibility for any horses that come into our program that may not be adoptable due to special health requirements.
     
     On average, horses are with GAIT, Inc. for a minimum of 90 day, longer if training is required.

Community Outreach and/or Public Education:

Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     GAIT, Inc. attends multiple events throughout the year including county and state fairs, Horse World Expo in Harrisburg, PA, equestrian flea markets, local club meetings and other events that match our mission to promote the gaited horse as a versatile breed as well as directly promoting GAIT, Inc. and horse rescue.


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Denise Parsons
Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  2
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Not applicable; We do not have paid staff

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
Not Checked:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    Prospective volunteers must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  12
Number of Board Members:  2  Number of Voting Board Members:  2

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? No

Board Affiliations:
Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member, and the name of the related organization.
The President owns one of the facilities where programs are conducted.

Conflict of Interest:
Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


Organization documents available on our website:
    None

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Bylaws

Additional explanation regarding governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of the answers above.
Our organization is run by a board of two, Denise Parsons - President and Lyn Montgomery - Vice President. We are non-paid board members and fully responsible for all management of the rescue and are the "2" listed volunteers in this profile. All day to day care is supplied by paid boarding barns, fosters or one of the two board members

Financial Reporting:
Budget:  *Missing
Equine Budget:   *Missing
Month Fiscal Year Ends: *Missing
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): *Missing
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): *Missing
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2020? *Missing
IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990 has not been uploaded for this facility.


EQUINE COSTS

Total Facilities: 3
Starry Night Stables: 2019 - Yes
Denise Parsons: 2019 - Yes
Foster Facilities: 2019 - Yes

Actual Horse Care Costs
$3069     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$3566     Veterinarian
$585     Farrier
$815     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$733     Medications & Supplements
$1747     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$0     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$1925     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$12440     2019 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$1362     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$500     Farrier
$75     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$342     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$500     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$300     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$3079     2019 Total Donated Costs

/ Starry Night Stables: "Other" is $150/mo (prorated by the day if a horse leaves sooner than a full month) for board including full care and hay. Board does not include supplements, grain, equipment like blankets, fly masks, halters or services like veterinary, farrier, dental. Please note, that this arrangement was not set into place until November 2019, before that Starry Night acted as foster for up to 2 GAIT, Inc. horses - they moved the business to the current facility in late November. This new agreement has allowed us to consolidate the care of our horses in 2020. / Foster Facilities: This "facility" has been entered by the Equus Foundation staff to encompass all fosters, training barns and temporary boarding barns used by our organization and thus this page has been deemed exempt by the Equus Foundation.

Average direct cost per day per horse: $1
Average total cost per day per horse: $1
Average length of stay for an equine: 203 days (15222/75)


POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Purchase from auction  
    Purchase from kill pen or feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Free Lease  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares
    Pregnant Mares
    Only Stallions to be castrated

Not Checked:
    Foals
    Stallions

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
The majority of our horses come from owner surrender, rescue to rescue transfer, auction/broker sales, we occasionally pull a horse from a kill pen. We rarely accept stallions, and only if they are candidates for castration. We do not seek out pregnant mares, however we occasionally get mares that are pregnant (we've had 3 foals born in our rescue since 2016)

Intake, Assessment & Training
Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization has the following policies in place:
    The owner of a potential horse is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the horse
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    Horses are not taken on trial
Not Checked:
    The horse is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization

Upon intake, the organization has the following quarantine policy in place:
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The horse is not quarantined

The typical length of quarantine is:   20 to 30 days

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    The horse is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip
Not Checked:
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Fecal test
    The horse is scanned to check for a microchip

Following arrival at the facility, the horse is assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Lunging
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Riding at the trot
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)
    Clipping

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   As needed; no set schedule

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
Please see details provided under "Programs"


Breeding
The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed horses.
    Our organization prohibits the breeding of horses/equines when re-homed or this statement is not applicable as all horses/equines remain at our organization for their lifetimes and are not re-homed under any circumstances.
Not Checked:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions

Additional information about our breeding policies and practices:
We do utilize some trainers that may breed horses in a few cases.

Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Our organization may have a horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

Horses will be euthanized upon the recommendation of:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Senior staff member without a veterinarian's recommendation
    The Board of Directors, or a member of the Board of Directors, without a veterinarian's recommendation
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
Not Checked:
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

The uploaded Re-homing agreement includes the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) statements:
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
Not Checked:
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization for a fee
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
    None of the statements are included.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Not applicable or no references required.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Our organization retains ownership of the horse for its lifetime

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
$1,001 to $1,500

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Horses remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
Not Checked:
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    Horses may be sent to auction
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized


Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
After two years, an adopter may opt to apply for a transfer of ownership, however, GAIT, Inc. retains first right of refusal if this option is exercised.
View Re-homing Agreement

EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 3

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities: Our organization uses foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities which adhere to all the policies, procedures and practices of our organization

Denise Parsons:
Starry Night Stables:
Foster Facilities:

Denise Parsons
Denise Parsons
14515 Chrisman Hill DR Boyds MD 20841
Contact: Denise Parsons
Contact's Phone: 240-506-1713
Contact's Email: gaitinc@verizon.net

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Use

Please list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, including the expiration dates, or indicate that no licenses are required at the local, state or federal level. Please also list if this facility is accredited and recognized as compliant with the published standards of an accrediting organization, including the name of the organization and the date of the accreditation.
     State of Maryland Licensed stable. Also GAIT, Inc. maintains a GFAS Verified status.

Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Montgomery County Police Department Animal Services Division (240) 773-5900, 7315 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Maryland Horse Industry Board 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 841-5798

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? No

Denise Parsons:

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 4
Of the total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility, the number of horses that are microchipped: 4
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 4
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 5
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 5
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns:   Run-in sheds: 2
Pastures: 2  Paddocks/Pens: 1
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 0  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 0






How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in to feed

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and horses
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced

Denise Parsons

Veterinarian Information
*Vet Assessment Not Current.

Veterinarian: Dr. Haley Kostinas
Clinic Name: Horizon Equine Vet Practice
4851 Mt Zion Rd
Frederick   MD   21703
Phone: 301-473-4114

Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Notebook or equivalent (technology not utilized)
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Horses are fed in groups

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines in our care:
    Our organization maintains a written record for each equine that documents the results of each evaluation of weight-carrying and workload limitations
Not Checked:
    Our organization evaluates the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine at least annually
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
Not Checked:
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    Feed Through Products
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses do not have contact with other horses or other animals
    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
Not Checked:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses
    Horses/equines are not quarantined.

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities
Not Checked:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
    Manure piles are covered
    Manure is hauled, sold or given away

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Photos are located on the stall
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
Not Checked:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)

The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
Not Checked:
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Not at all/NA
Electrical Systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Not at all/NA
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Not at all/NA

Equine Transportation
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite  1 Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;


Starry Night Stables
Starry Night Stables
9912 Masser Road Frederick MD 21702
Contact: Jamie Dice
Contact's Phone: 443-821-6080
Contact's Email: jmelynnholden@gmail.com

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Use

Please list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, including the expiration dates, or indicate that no licenses are required at the local, state or federal level. Please also list if this facility is accredited and recognized as compliant with the published standards of an accrediting organization, including the name of the organization and the date of the accreditation.
     Starry Night is a Maryland state licensed stable.

Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Frederick County Animal Control, 301-600-1544 Frederick County Government 12 E. Church St. Frederick, MD 21701 301-600-9000

Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Maryland Horse Industry Board 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 841-5798

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? No

Starry Night Stables:

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 9
Of the total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility, the number of horses that are microchipped: 9
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 23
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 30
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 26
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 3  Run-in sheds: 6
Pastures: 5  Paddocks/Pens: 5
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 1







Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    No    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/enclosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to ensure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 0-3;
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 9 to 15 hours per day
    Horses are out 24/7
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in to feed
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
Not Checked:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and horses
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced

Starry Night Stables

Veterinarian Information
*Vet Assessment Not Current.

Veterinarian: Dr. Noel Henderson
Clinic Name: Trillium Vet Supplies
309 Pellinor Lane
Charlestown   WV   25414
Phone: 304-886-5700

Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Notebook or equivalent (technology not utilized)

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    Horses are fed in groups
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines in our care:
    Our organization evaluates the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine at least annually
Not Checked:
    Our organization maintains a written record for each equine that documents the results of each evaluation of weight-carrying and workload limitations
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses do not have contact with other horses or other animals
    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
Not Checked:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses
    Horses/equines are not quarantined.

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities
Not Checked:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure piles are covered

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
Not Checked:
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Photos are located on the stall
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
Not Checked:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
Not Checked:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)

The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Quarterly
Smoke detectors are checked: Quarterly
Electrical Systems are checked: Daily
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Quarterly
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Not at all/NA
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Not at all/NA

Equine Transportation
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite  1 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;


Foster Facilities
Foster Facilities
c/o Denise Parsons, 4515 Chrisman Hill DR Boyds MD 20841
Contact: Denise Parsons
Contact's Phone: 240-720-4545
Contact's Email: gaitinc@verizon.net

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Use

Please list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, including the expiration dates, or indicate that no licenses are required at the local, state or federal level. Please also list if this facility is accredited and recognized as compliant with the published standards of an accrediting organization, including the name of the organization and the date of the accreditation.
     N/A - since we are talking about a variety of locations, this will vary from licensed stables to private farms.

Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     This will vary depending on where the horses are housed.

Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     This will vary depending on where the horses are housed.

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? No

Foster Facilities:

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 30
Of the total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility, the number of horses that are microchipped: 30
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 50
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 50
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 50
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 10  Run-in sheds: 10
Pastures: 10  Paddocks/Pens: 10
Uncovered Outdoor Rings:   Covered Outdoor Rings:   Indoor Rings:







Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    No    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/enclosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to ensure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 0-3;
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 24/7
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in to feed
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and horses
    Horses are checked overnight
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced

Foster Facilities

Veterinarian Information
*Vet Assessment Not Current.

Veterinarian: Dr. Noel Henderson
Clinic Name: Trillium Vet Supplies
309 Pellinor Lane
Charlestown   WV   25414
Phone: 3048865700

Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Notebook or equivalent (technology not utilized)

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
Not Checked:
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    Horses are fed in groups
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines in our care:
    Our organization evaluates the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine at least annually
Not Checked:
    Our organization maintains a written record for each equine that documents the results of each evaluation of weight-carrying and workload limitations
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    Feed Through Products
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses do not have contact with other horses or other animals
    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
Not Checked:
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses
    Horses/equines are not quarantined.

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
    Manure piles are covered
    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities
Not Checked:

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
Not Checked:
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Photos are located on the stall
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
Not Checked:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
Not Checked:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)

The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Semi-annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Quarterly
Electrical Systems are checked: Weekly
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Not at all/NA
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Not at all/NA

Equine Transportation
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  1 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;



EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 3
Starry Night Stables: 2019 - Yes
Denise Parsons: 2019 - Yes
Foster Facilities: 2019 - Yes

37 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
2 Donated
0 Free Lease
7 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
8 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
18 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
3 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
38 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
29 Horses adopted/sold:
1 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
5 Horses euthanized
35 Total departures
40 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
38 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
2 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 37 on 1/1/2019+ 38 Intakes - 35 Departures = 40 on 12/31/2019

Total days that equines were in the care of Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. (GAIT) during 2019: 15222

Denise Parsons Prior Year information not updated.

2019 Denise Parsons Equine Census
4 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
1 Donated
0 Free Lease
2 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
1 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
4 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
5 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Horses euthanized
5 Total departures
3 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
3 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 4 on 1/1/2019+ 4 Intakes - 5 Departures = 3 on 12/31/2019



4 Horse Intake Detail during 2019 0
1 Donated 0
1Draft1 Aged 3-9  1 Geldings
0 Free Leased 0
2 Purchased from Owner 0
1Tennessee Walking Horse1 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings
1Other1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
0 Purchased from Auction 0
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
1 Surrendered 0
1Tennessee Walking Horse1 Aged 15-20  1 Mares
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
0 Returned 0
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0


5 Re-homing Detail Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & gender during 2019:  
1Draft1 Aged 3-9  1 Geldings
2Tennessee Walking Horse1 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
1Other1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
1Missouri Fox Trotter1 Aged Over 20  1 Mares

Starry Night Stables Prior Year information not updated.

2019 Starry Night Stables Equine Census
9 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
0 Donated
0 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
4 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
9 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
1 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
14 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
5 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
2 Horses euthanized
7 Total departures
16 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
16 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 9 on 1/1/2019+ 14 Intakes - 7 Departures = 16 on 12/31/2019



14 Horse Intake Detail during 2019 0
0 Donated 0
0 Free Leased 0
0 Purchased from Owner 0
0 Purchased from Auction 0
4 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
3Tennessee Walking Horse0 Aged Under 32 Aged 3-9  2 Mares1 Aged 10-14  1 Mares
1Other1 Aged 10-14  1 Mares
9 Surrendered 0
7Tennessee Walking Horse2 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings  1 Mares3 Aged 15-20  2 Geldings  1 Mares2 Aged Over 20  2 Geldings
2Other1 Aged 3-9  1 Geldings1 Aged Over 20  1 Geldings
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
1 Returned 0
1Tennessee Walking Horse1 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0


5 Re-homing Detail Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & gender during 2019:  
2Tennessee Walking Horse0 Aged Under 31 Aged 3-9  1 Mares1 Aged 10-14  1 Mares
3Other1 Aged 3-9  1 Geldings1 Aged 15-20  1 Mares1 Aged Over 20  1 Geldings

Foster Facilities Prior Year information not updated.

2019 Foster Facilities Equine Census
24 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
1 Donated
0 Free Lease
5 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
4 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
8 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
2 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
20 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
19 Horses adopted/sold:
1 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
3 Horses euthanized
23 Total departures
21 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
19 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
2 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 24 on 1/1/2019+ 20 Intakes - 23 Departures = 21 on 12/31/2019



20 Horse Intake Detail during 2019 0
1 Donated 0
1Paso Fino1 Aged Over 20  1 Geldings
0 Free Leased 0
5 Purchased from Owner 0
1Tennessee Walking Horse0 Aged Under 31 Aged 3-9  1 Mares
2Other2 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings  1 Mares
2Paso Fino1 Aged 10-14  1 Stallions1 Aged 15-20  1 Mares
0 Purchased from Auction 0
4 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
3Tennessee Walking Horse2 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings  1 Mares1 Aged 15-20  1 Stallions
1Other1 Aged 15-20  1 Mares
8 Surrendered 0
6Tennessee Walking Horse0 Aged Under 31 Aged 3-9  1 Mares1 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings3 Aged 15-20  3 Geldings1 Aged Over 20  1 Geldings
2Paso Fino2 Aged 10-14  2 Geldings
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
2 Returned 0
2Tennessee Walking Horse2 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings  1 Mares
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0


19 Re-homing Detail Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & gender during 2019:  
14Tennessee Walking Horse0 Aged Under 34 Aged 3-9  4 Mares1 Aged 10-14  1 Mares9 Aged 15-20  5 Geldings  4 Mares
3Other0 Aged Under 32 Aged 3-9  2 Mares1 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings
2Paso Fino1 Aged 10-14  1 Mares1 Aged Over 20  1 Geldings





Definitions:
Donated: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Free Lease: The ownership of the equine is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the equine is transferred to the organization utilizing a free lease document.
Purchased from Owner: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase document.
Purchased from Auction: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by purchasing the equine at an auction.
Purchased from Kill Pen: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by purchasing the equine from a kill pen.
Surrendered (Hardship): The ownership and custody of the equine is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent with or without the use of an intake document.
Seized: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandoned: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Returned: The equine was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the equine has been transferred back to the organization.
Transferred: The custody of the equine is transferred within an organization or from one organization to another non-profit or foster organization to provide retirement, retraining, rehabilitation and/or adoption services with no change in ownership.
Born: The equine was born at the facility.

Foal: An equine up to one year old; a colt is a male foal and a filly is a female foal.
Mare: A female equine.
Stallion: A male equine that has not been castrated.
Gelding: A castrated male equine.

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